The Authenticity Project


Women's Fiction

UK Publication

PRH / Transworld, February 2020

US Publication

PRH / Pam Dorman Books, February 2020

Film & TV


Press and Reviews

It’s full of life’s truths, funny, poignant and ultimately uplifting. I thoroughly enjoyed it”

Insightful, timely, and utterly addictive, The Authenticity Project illuminates the importance of discovering - and honoring - our truest, most imperfect selves.”

One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Original, engaging and unforgettable.”

A heart-warming, feel-good story about love, loss and what it means to be human. Pooley’s debut is gloriously upbeat and gorgeously readable.”

Fans of Fredrick Backman and Gail Honeyman -- make room on your shelves for Clare Pooley. The Authenticity Project is a stunning debut and it left…”

The Authenticity Project is a rich roast of great characters, even better relationships, wonderful entanglements, and a few surprises along the way. If Monica’s Cafe were…”

The Authenticity Project reads like a gorgeous box of chocolates: sweet, surprising and impossible not to love. I found myself cheering, cringing, laughing and crying as…”

The Authenticity Project cracks the facades that people present to the world and shows what happens when you're willing to share your true self. This is…”

Beautifully written, thought provoking and uplifting, The Authenticity Project is a warm and endearing tale about truth, friendship and the power of connection. Pooley's characters will…”

Pooley maintains a quick, satisfying pace as the characters’ simple, spontaneous acts affect each other’s lives. This is a beautiful and illuminating story of self-creation.”